Sports

SHOOTIN' THE BREEZE - I'm finding the words difficult to come by

You would think that after four and a half decades of sitting in front of a typewriter/computer keyboard hammering out story after story that it would be easy. But it's just the opposite. On Saturday... more

Changing of the guard

Tolman's Laliberte, Shea's Corry step in as ADs
PAWTUCKET - Retirement didn't last too long for Frank Laliberte and Kate Corry. After wrapping up their careers earlier this summer as physical education teachers in the Pawtucket school system -... more

LeBeau, Conte lead Courts to NPELL title

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Dylan LeBeau slammed a pair of homers, including a walk-off in the final inning, and Nick Conte blasted a pair of homers, as Courts Sporting Goods swept Mayor Lombardi to win the... more

North Providence falls to Blackstone A's

Two wins improve record to 10-3; playoffs on deck
NORTH PROVIDENCE - In his five years as the manager of the Blackstone A's, Tom Vieira has never enjoyed a season as remarkable as this one. His A's ran its Connie Mack record to 10-3 in the Dickerman... more

Nine-year-old all-star teams play in Jimmy Fund tourney

WOONSOCKET - Eleven local 9-year-old all-star baseball teams will vie for championship glory beginning Saturday when the annual double-elimination Jimmy Fund Tournament gets underway with four games... more

Baseball camp being offered next week at Romano Field

NORTH PROVIDENCE - It is not too late to sign up for the Baseball Basics Camp at North Providence West Little League's Romano Field. Under the direction of North Providence High School varsity coach... more

Cumberland 13s claim District IV banner

By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Writer sports@valleybreeze.com CUMBERLAND - On the District IV website, the team was simply labeled Cumberland II. In the official scorebook behind the... more

Lepine Financial takes lead in Field of Dreams softball

WOONSOCKET - Achieving a rare shutout in slow pitch softball, Lepine Financial downed Auclair & Auclair Financial, 7-0, and took sole possession of first place in the Field of Dreams Senior... more

Lincoln Athletic Council plans Aug. 4 golf tournament

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Athletic Council will sponsor its second annual golf tournament on Monday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkbrae Country Club. Cost is $150. It includes golf, a cart, favors, dinner... more

Hockey game benefits food pantry

SMITHFIELD - The Rhody Oldies hockey organization will play its annual charity game on Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at the Smithfield Municipal Rink. Admission is two canned goods, and proceeds will be... more

Full slate in senior softball

Teams are jockeying for playoff positions in the Rhode Island Senior Softball League, with only three weeks remaining in the regular season. In Division I play on Sunday, Elmwood Sports put away... more

Archery classes being offered

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Beagle Club will be holding youth archery classes beginning Aug. 9 and continuing throughout the month. Classes are free and will be held on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m.... more

St. Joan plans golf tournament

CUMBERLAND - The St. Joan of Arc Parish annual golf tournament will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, at the Pawtucket Country Club. Cost is $175, which includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and awards. To... more

Nationals take 11s championship

By PAUL R. DUBOIS Valley Breeze Sports Editor pdubois@valleybreeze.com SMITHFIELD - Riding a big inning and near perfect relief pitching performance, the Cumberland Little League National 11-year-old... more

Americans one game away from state title

Cumberland boys defeat Coventry, Cranston West By PAUL R. DUBOIS Valley Breeze Sports Editor pdubois@valleybreeze.com BRISTOL - Whether it's pulling a game out in dramatic fashion with a walk-off win... more

Lincoln 9-10 all-stars claim two games, zero in on R.I. championship

By ERIC BENEVIDES Breeze Sports Writer WOONSOCKET - Looks like Lincoln picked up right where it left off from its march to the District IV championship. Lincoln experienced little problems last... more

Cumberland girls capture 9-10 crown

By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Writer sports@valleybreeze.com CUMBERLAND - No one saw this coming. After steamrolling to victory in its first three pool play games of the District IV 9-10... more

Providence ousts NP-S 13s

By KAYLA PANU Breeze Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com WEST WARWICK - Despite being no-hit by the Providence 13-year-old Babe Ruth All Star team, the North Providence - Smithfield team was able to... more

Green sweeps pair in men's softball

SMITHFIELD - Green strengthened its hold on first place in the Smithfield Men's Over 35 Softball League on Sunday by sweeping a pair of games from Gray. In other action, White and Red and Gold and... more

Tempest charity tourney planned

The annual John Tempest Memorial Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 28 at the Metacomet Country Club, East Providence. The event raises money to benefit the Boston University... more

Free athletic physical day for Cumberland, Woonsocket student athletes

WOONSOCKET - On Aug. 1, Performance Physical Therapy is hosting a day of free athletic physicals at their Market Square Clinic located at 16 Arnold St. The event will be free for all Woonsocket and... more

Basketball camp coming to St. Philip

SMITHFIELD - One-On-One Basketball will sponsor a sports camp for boys and girls ages 5-8 from July 28 to Aug. 1 at the St. Philip Parish center, Putnam Pike. This year's sports camp will include... more

Cumberland Americans take state title

Lincoln's 10's claim title too
Staging another dramatic last inning comeback, the Cumberland Americans Little League Majors all-star team overcame Cranston West, taking an 8-7 win to claim this year's Rhode Island championship... more

Andreozzi Tournament underway

By KAYLA PANU Breeze Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com PAWTUCKET - Under an overcast sky, all-star teams of players ages 7 and 8 from across the state gathered at Darlington American's Cosimini... more